Friday, September 23, 2011

Rudbeckia Family Portrait

The Rudbeckia "family portrait" is finished.  This painting has ALOT of texture, almost like the petals are curling off the canvas.  

8 x 10 stretched canvas, acrylics and high gloss gel medium

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Rudbeckia family portrait in progress...

While working on this painting, the color values have become challenging.  The background and the stems are too similar in value (or tone), i.e., you can't see the stems.  In class we tried some lime green and brown, and I want to go shop for a bright or perhaps neon lime green.  Otherwise I could make the background lighter blue.  

Oh, and the bud is one of my favorite parts of the painting now.  :)